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I like to drink coffee

By bliba  
I like to drink coffee (so do I)
With one cube of sugar (prefer it without a cube of sugar)
Always with cream (no cream)
And never with milk (yes.....and never with milk)

words and music Eleni Mandell
click here for the song

This was my afternoon espresso made with my good old PAVONI!
Iit takes weeks of practice till you get the hang of it and more practice till you learn how to make coffee to match your tastes. once you get the hang of it you've got a gorgeous piece of italian design that makes a near-perfect espresso (face it, at home you'll never match a italian barrista). but it takes work
I think I'm improving, slowly but surely.

All images LB original /f2,8/close up +4 & +10(the three midle images)

thanks for looking and commenting.


Tags: General Coffee Close-up and macro Espresso Lensbaby original

Voters: old timer, ColouredImages, mrswoolybill and 38 more

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old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
11 May 2010 7:47AM
Makes me want a cup of coffee! Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2397 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:00AM
So do I...
Black, always black. A few grains of sugar - I'd rather none than too much.
The perfect breakfast time upload, I can smell it and hear it. Coffee as a rich sensual pleasure rather than a wretched pick-up-and-dash in a paper bucket. Love the slow drip.
11 May 2010 8:01AM
isn't it a wonderful thing. that beautiful machine that makes those intriguing sounds. little chrome tubes releasing their fluid gold, slowly, so one can enjoy it. Sometimes a cloud of steam, as if you're watching a magicians show. the crude crushing of the beans. then you look in the cup. a blanket of foam asking to be tasted first. sigh... beautiful collage Oliver. If I ever get to meet you, we must enjoy a ristretto together.
(warning : I do commit the mortal sin of adding loads of sugar lol)
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
11 May 2010 8:07AM
How about a nice cup of tea ! ollie. Excellent portrayal. Ron.
sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:46AM
Very nice image, well composed. I like it.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:55AM
More excellent and interesting work.

DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 9:24AM
Masterful Ollie, as much as I hate to say it, this really benefits from the use of the Lensbaby... Dave
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 11:29AM
A fabulous collage, Oliver: the entire process perfectly on a page. Coffee beans roasting is one of my favourite smells Smile Mind you, it has to have sugar (unless it is extremely bitter, surprisingly enough), but never milk. I can't cope with the modern trend towards hot milk flavoured with a dash of coffee essence, it reduces the thrill of the real thing .. .. .. The shape, colour and texture on the right is 100 %!
Though I can't drink too much...
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
11 May 2010 11:57AM
I can almost smell it.......such a delight!
tony64 17 204 9 England
11 May 2010 12:47PM
Love this image Ollie. You have conjured up the whole experience exceptionally well. I also like the size and arrangement of the images which works so well!
A great collection and with the LB as well!
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
11 May 2010 3:01PM
A stunning series that seems to be bringing out the poet in everyone. Gorgeous tones and soft areas, really wonderful images.
MilanaG 15 Bulgaria
11 May 2010 3:24PM
Echo the above!What a delight - I can smell it !Fantastic work!
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 10:16PM
Youtube doesn't want to dispense the music but I like the photo even without it. Smile
imagio 14 12 1 England
12 May 2010 9:14AM
I am having my creamy espresso now Ollie, (illy) like the montage..

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 7:48PM
Beautifully worked Ollie, you do these so well.
12 May 2010 8:03PM
Excellent as always.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
13 May 2010 12:08PM
Wonderful mouthwatering montage Ollie.
CaroleA 14 5 3 England
13 May 2010 7:22PM
Another LB masterclass! (you've now influenced me to buy the macro kit!)
TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
14 May 2010 12:35PM
A wonderful presentation Ollie. Just what I needed to wake up from a slow day at work Smile
14 May 2010 7:13PM
Done in your own style, Ollie, well put together,
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
16 May 2010 7:18PM
excellent montage !
ovi 17 11 1 Romania
17 May 2010 6:26PM
Excellent presented!

ovi (click)
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
18 May 2010 6:22PM
You are a "master" in put together images like this that work so well


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